bridges en More federal money sought for rural bridges <p></p><p>Sen. Charles Schumer wants to add about $50 million to funding that comes to New York for upkeep and repair of rural bridges.</p><p>The federal government provides the state with $71 million a year right now to maintain the thousands of bridges that don’t fall under federal purview. That number is tied to a 2009 transportation bill.</p><p>There are efforts in Congress to continue to cap that amount through 2020.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Democrat says continuing to cap the fund will lead to further deterioration of rural bridges.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 12:20:04 +0000 Ryan Delaney 57571 at More federal money sought for rural bridges Schumer wants better GPS systems for trucks <p>U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is calling on the federal government to change the regulations for GPS systems used in trucks and buses. He believes truckers using systems meant for cars is the reason that there has been a dramatic increase in the number of trucks ramming into low bridges in New York state in recent years.<br> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 20:21:19 +0000 Ellen Abbott 26629 at